Welding Inspector Level 3

Course Overview

This course is designed for applicant Level III Welding Inspectors who want to further increase their knowledge of inspection management and the application of metallurgical principles.

The course includes:

  • World-class teaching and knowledge from our CWB instructors
  • An opportunity to network with industry professionals.
  • Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will receive a Certificate and an Examination Transcript (70% passing grade is required)

The following topics will be covered

The following Modules will be covered. Students will write an exam for each of these modules as well.

  • Module 14 - Basic Concepts of Quality
  • Module 20 - Structure and Properties of Metals
  • Module 21 - Welding Metallurgy of Steels
  • Module 23 - Welding Metallurgy of Non-Ferrous Metals and Cast Iron
  • Module 24 - Basic Metallurgy and Welding Metallurgy of Aluminum

The course includes a review of the Modules below and it is highly encouraged to have these on hand. No exams will be written on these modules. The Level 1 and 2 Textbooks also contain these topics and can be used for review.

  • Module 4 - Welding Processes & Equipment (Level 1 Textbook #2 – Chapter 3)
  • Module 8 - Basic Metallurgy & Material Specification (Level 1 Textbook #2 – Chapter 4)
  • Module 9 - Introduction to Welding Metallurgy (Level 2 Textbook #2 – Chapter 6)
  • Module 12 - Mechanical Testing of Welds (Level 2 Textbook #3 – Chapter 8)
  • Module 22 - Welding Metallurgy of Stainless Steel (Level 2 Textbook #2 – Chapter 7)

Certification to CSA W178.2

To advance your career even further and potentially increase your earnings, most course candidates are eligible to take the next step of applying for certification to become a certified Level 3 welding inspector, in conjunction with attending the course. CSA Standard W178.2 requires candidates have 4 years of visual welding inspection experience as a certified Level 2 Welding Inspector before they are eligible to upgrade to Level 3.

Should candidates wish to pursue this route, the Welding Inspector Application Form (CWB Form 450) and Visual Acuity Form (CWB Form 455) must be completed, submitted, and approved prior to the course start date. All information regarding the certification process is outlined in our Welding Inspector Application Guide (Form 301). The application fee is not included in the course registration fee.

The opportunity to complete all 5 modules (14,20,21,23,24) examinations required to obtain the "Special Program for Welding Inspectors – Level 3" certificate is available during the course.

Successful completion of the course and module examinations will allow you to write a shorter version of the Level 3 "closed book" theory examination on Welding Fundamentals and Welding Inspection. (All certification examinations must be completed within 2 years of the application approval date).

Welding Inspector certification exams will be available for completion on the next day immediately following courses offered in our Milton and Nisku locations ONLY.

If you are taking a course but not at one of the two locations mentioned above, please contact our Call Centre at info@cwbgroup.org or 1-800-844-6790 for further information on additional exam locations, or if you have questions pertaining to the application process.

For certification requirements please review the CSA W178.2 certification service.

Course Materials

The following materials can be ordered during the registration process.

Upcoming Classes

Course Date Location Price*
Welding Inspector Level 3 September 24 - October 3, 2024 Nisku - CWB Western Office $2,750.00
Welding Inspector Level 3 October 28 - November 6, 2024 Saskatoon - Sask Poly Kelsey Campus $2,750.00
Welding Inspector Level 3 February 4 - 13, 2025 Nisku - CWB Western Office $2,750.00